McGeorge School of Law

Matina Kolokotronis

Chief Operating Officer for the Sacramento Kings
Matina Kolokotronis

BA, Loyola University Chicago
JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge Law School


In her 23rd season with the NBA, Matina Kolokotronis serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Sacramento Kings. Bringing decades of experience in sports and government law, community affairs and contract negotiations, Kolokotronis’ leadership has been integral to the development of the award winning Golden 1 Center as well as its adjacent, $500 million mixed-use development project, Downtown Commons — both of which are great sources of pride for the community and drivers of significant economic growth in the region. Kolokotronis is an advocate for women’s advancement groups and nonprofits, serving as a mentor at SheShares and was recently appointed by California Governor Gavin Newsom to the board of the California State Protocol Foundation.

Prior to her appointment as COO, Kolokotronis served as the Kings President of Business Operations — making her the only female in the NBA told hold both the titles of COO and President of Business Operations. Previous positions also include serving as legal consultant for the Kings business and basketball teams and Adjunct Professor of Law at McGeorge Law School and University of the Pacific.

Kolokotronis is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and received her law degree from McGeorge Law School, University of the Pacific. She and her husband, Sotiris, are long-time Sacramento residents, and their three children — Constantine, Marisa and Nicholas — proudly wear purple.